Thursday, September 12, 2013

the end of summer


The last weeks of summer were filled with adventures both big and small. Collecting seeds from the garden and putting the summer garden to rest (and letting the chickens work their magic on it, before we plant some things for late fall and spring). Harvesting beets, garlic, shallots and potatoes. Eating the last raspberries and feasting on the newly ripening grapes. Gathering bowlfuls of italian plums. The baby spending most of her time in the back garden or chicken coop, finding scraps to feed the chickens and dropping them through the fence (and occasionally breaking in and grabbing handfuls of their feed to scatter around). Last batches of ice cream churned. Heading to the river for cold swims and dips while the sun still shines brilliantly. Swim lessons every day for our little otter boy. Fairy houses (and hotels) popping up all over the yard. One million tomato sandwiches. Basil on everything.

It's been a good summer. Our pantry and freezer are full of our bounty. I am thankful for all of it. 

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